Zlatan Ibrahimovic got some much-needed rest against Torino earlier this week after playing the full game against Bologna. He played a few minutes last time out but is now ready to start once again.
For Milan, it’s indeed a boost to have the Swede with them from start. Olivier Giroud may have scored the decisive goal against Torino, but the difference in open play was clear when Ibrahimovic came on in the second half.
As highlighted by today’s edition of Gazzetta Dello Sport (via MilanNews), Ibrahimovic isn’t just a goalscorer for this team. Above all, in recent times, he has been a key figure as the mental coach of the team.
He unites the group, sets an example and talks to the group before as well as after the games. Milan and Stefano Pioli are well aware of this, delighted with the impact the 40-year-old has had since he joined in January of 2020.
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